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Albacore tuna fishing can offer nonstop action landing fast-moving, hard-fighting fish. Charter trips make tuna fishing accessible to all anglers....

Creating a purchase group allows you to buy licenses, tags and other documents for family and friends, both online and at agents. After...

How to fish

You can purchase an Oregon fishing license online or at an ODFW license vendor. Here are step-by-step directions for purchasing...

How to fish

As Oregonians we’re anxious to get back outside and enjoy the great outdoors.  As more and more outdoor recreation areas...

how to buy a license or permit

Some of ODFW's smaller field offices are not staffed to sell licenses to the public. However, staff at our larger...

Buying a license or permit

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Buy licenses/tags online and print them immediately from any printer—or choose electronic tagging to carry your documents and tag...

Each year over 9 million Oregonians and visitors head to hills – and the desert, and the beach – to...

The Beaver State Podcast is a product of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife that takes a look at...

How to clam and crab

Oregon has over 360 miles of coastline -- that's a big sandbox in which to take the family clamming and...

How to fish

Bottomfishing off the Oregon Coast has become increasingly popular in recent years, and this trend continued in 2018 when a...

Buying a license or permit

The free disabled veteran combination license, and permit for disabled hunters and anglers make it easier for everyone to participate.

Buying a license or permit

Pioneer and other licenses are available for senior hunters and anglers at a reduced cost.

The following step-by-step guide will walk you through the new online registration system. With ODFW’s electronic licensing system, you can...

Buying a license or permit

Most big game hunters must purchase their tag -- online or at an ODFW office or license vendor -- no...

Buying a license or permit

Hunting and fishing licenses are generally valid for the calendar year. The exceptions are game bird hunting permits and validations...

Where to clam and crab

In nearly every Oregon estuary, some species of bay clams can be found. However, abundances and variety of species is...

Where to clam and crab

Love the taste of crab and want to try harvesting your own? Already at the beach and looking for a...

Where to clam and crab

Umpqua River is one of Oregon's largest estuaries; however, high freshwater influence makes the bay seasonal for crabbing. Softshell clam...

How to clam and crab

Razor clams and other bivalves are filter feeders that eat single celled plants called phytoplankton. Some species of phytoplankton manufacture biological...

Buying a license or permit

Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Permit required for non-motorized boats 10 feet and longer will be...

Where to clam and crab

Coos Bay is Oregon’s largest bay. The lower bay (areas from the ocean entrance to the airport) is “marine dominated”,...

Where to clam and crab

You'll find crab areas and softshell clamming opportunities in the southern part of the bay.

Where to clam and crab

The Siuslaw River runs past the city of Florence and then flows for 4 miles to the Pacific ocean. Areas...

Where to clam and crab

Lower Yaquina bay is “marine dominated” meaning there is little freshwater influence, and offers many shellfishing oppurtunities.